After suspending the INF Treaty, neither Russia nor America wasted much time announcing new missile projects. What are the implications for European security of a new generation of theatre missiles? The Euromissile Crisis of the 1980s has some clues.
Whither the INF Treaty? The Trump administration has announced that America will withdraw from the treaty. NATO endorses Washington’s finding that Russia is non-compliant. Major dilemmas await Washington and Europe in a post-INF Treaty world.
This is the first of a two-part series analyzing the impact of Europe’s changing intermediate-range missile landscape and the fate of the INF Treaty.
Against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, it will take a formidable diplomatic effort to arrest a tit-for-tat missile dynamic between NATO and Russia.
Kristian Kennedy discusses the extent to which Obama’s actions in Russia are a modern application of Kennan’s Cold War policy of containment.
NATO Council member Kristian Kennedy discusses how negotiations with Iran may impact missile defence in Europe.